Sometimes a table setting doesn’t come easy, and that’s when I look around the house hoping to find something from which a table can evolve.
Today a handcrafted porcelain box, whimsical and alive with color, plants the seed.
As they have so many times, these vases of not so real poppies and tulips become part of the evolution and with the box sit on a contemporary Italian design black rubber runner.
Dishes? No problem. Turquoise and green hand painted Italian pottery on alternating combinations of burgundy and gold, is made for this table.
Napkin rings, again handmade, have just right colors, too. Add the lovely little salt dishes from a forgotten spot in the cabinet, and the table is shaping up!
At first, etched glass stems were part of the setting, but as I looked again at the box, it seemed very right to have the glassware play off the colors as well.
With all the elements in place, what began as a challenging exercise has become a table full of color and texture, qualities that never fail to excite me.
As the light dims and I take a last look at the table, I see it as part of a whole made up of mainly handcrafted pieces, each of which evokes a memory and is a special tribute to talented people. Together they evolve to become not only a pleasing table but a very personal statement.
I would love to know what inspires your tables and what they say about you.
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